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Today's News

  • Jail a month behind schedule

    Work on Taylor County's jail is officially behind schedule.

    At last week's Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court on behalf of the Law Enforcement and Detention Center Committee that the jail is now 58 percent complete.

    However, he said, rain and other weather has caused a month-long delay in finishing construction.

    Therefore, Jones said, the jail's opening date is expected to be pushed back from May to the end of June or the beginning of July.

    On the financial side, Jones said, the jail is in good shape.

  • Court traveling a slippery gravel slope

    "I'm warning you," Mom says. "This is the last time!"

    That idle threat is probably heard on a regular basis in every household from here to Timbuktu. But Taylor County magistrates heard something similar recently, and we certainly hope they'll really start to listen soon.

    Last November, magistrates voted to adopt a resolution recommended by the Court's Transportation Committee that the County no longer accept gravel roads into its road system - with the exception of three roads already in the process of being accepted.

  • Auditions for musicals are Jan. 17-19

    Stephen Foster Productions will be hosting auditions for summer productions of "Stephen Foster-The Musical," "Annie" and "The Civil War."

    Organizers are seeking adult males and females and boys and girls ages 5 to 15.

    Lead roles, chorus, internships and apprenticeships are available.

    On Thursday, Jan. 17, auditions will be at Kentucky State University's Bradford Hall in the Little Theatre at 6 p.m.

    On Jan. 18, auditions will be at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. beginning at noon.

  • Simplify: Not as simple as it sounds

    You've heard it before, but as we enter the New Year it's good to remember. Here it is: Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Now, of course, I have to ask the question, "Where does most of your discussion fall?"

    My guess is, if you were determined to talk more about ideas, than events, and least and last of all, people, you would probably talk less ... period! Talking about ideas requires thinking, and let's admit it, that isn't easy.

  • Relay for Life kick off is Jan. 21

    Millions of people have joined the fight against cancer. Many have done so by participating in Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society's team event to fight cancer.

    The event will return to Taylor County on June 6-7. A kick off planned for Monday, Jan. 21 will officially get the new Relay season under way.

    Relay For Life is the largest cancer fundraiser in the nation. Held in more than 4,200 communities nationwide last year, the event brings participants together to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient support programs.

  • 'Nothing endures like change'

    I'll admit that when I learned 11 days ago that the company I'm working for is going to shop itself around to potential new owners, you could have blown me over with a feather.

    Thirty-five years (3 1/2 less than I've been with my wife) will solidify a feel-good relationship. Times do change.

    I've been asked what's going to happen by fellow employees and the public alike. I wish I had THE answer they're looking for, because uncertainty breeds wild thoughts - most of them a waste of productive concentration.

  • Students earn math medals

    Antonio Smith and Shay Stone were honored with a math medal at a recent celebration assembly at Campbellsville Elementary School. The fourth graders received the award for completing 80 multiplication or division problems in less than 2 minutes.

  • Legion members deliver Christmas gifts

    American Legion Post 82 members split into six delivery teams on Christmas Eve. They loaded 80 boxes of food items, plus 40 pounds each of potatoes and tangelos. The gifts were delivered to 40 families throughout Taylor County.

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School named Writers of the Week for the week of Jan. 4. They are Nana Moriuchi, Haley Morris, Tatem Wiseman and Kathryn Doss. Tyler Milburn is not pictured.

  • Marginal living

    I have a confession to make. I am a suburban, middle-class, middle-aged white woman. I don't have a tattoo or an amazing story to tell. I'm not athletic or heroic or musical or artistic. I've never been a missionary to Africa or even Cincinnati.

    I had begun to think that maybe being who I am was not cool and not OK. But thanks to a woman named Kimberly, I realized that who I am, an average woman who needs Jesus and whose ministry is primarily to other average women, is OK - more than OK.